Since my first Dreamstime upload a little over 4 years ago I have planned to blog about significant milestones; first anniversary, first 100 sales, first 1000 uploads etc. However, for various reasons, including tick bite fever (do not try this at home), I never got around it. So, why blog now? My uploads this morning are 7100, a nice round number, but significant because my 1 January 2018 goal was to get 7000 uploads by end October, with 8000 by the end of the year. My other stats are 818... continue reading
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What, at the time, seemed like every single day, my 8th Grade teacher would ask, "What did John Dewey say?”And we’d all reply, in unison, “You learn what you do!”Well, today I congratulate myself on 1000 uploads. I know. I know I said uploads and not sales but still, it’s a victory... at least to me. My acceptance ratio dipped pretty low at one point, but I’d like to think that as my acceptance ratio improves so does my photography.However, I still have images get... continue reading
I know it's a small achievement compared to a lot of others but for a relative beginner, it's another milestone reached and I'm pleased to have got there. It doesn't match the satisfaction of having the first photo accepted but is a lot better than the first photo rejected and it's probably a little below making the first sale but that's something for the future.Six months ago, when I submitted the first photos, I didn't really think about making it to 100 or... continue reading
Switching to a digital camera, allowed me greater freedom to expand my photography hobby.After "Dreamstime" accepted my first uploads last year, I have finally passed the 100 mark.I enjoy nature as a main subject, but I am adding more variety.Some of the best places to look for subjects are nature preserves, bike trails, parks and botanical gardens.They are usually free or have modest fees, and have plenty of variety of subjects.My first two sales are from a "True forget-me-not"; taken on... continue reading
...finally I have decided to upload some new photos to my Dreamstime portfolio after a long time.Uploaded 4 images, and all 4 accepted! Thanks DT!Since I love taking photos of Nature and Landscape, I have decided to upload that kind of images. Here are my latest photos. continue reading
Hello dt.Although I do not sell too pictures here I want to show you my latest uploads and please give your opinion. I'm starting to think I do not have what I'm looking for on this site because I have 249 photos online and 3 sales in the last 5 months. Still, I'm trying to get the best of me and put as many pictures as I can. I'm waiting for your opinion continue reading
Hello everyone, its my first blog so excuse me if i ramble.Its Saturday morning here, and i am reading some great blogs about sales and number of uploads, and i start to think i am out of my depth.You see i am only on 45 uploads, no sales and keep letting myself down with silly mistakes on refused files (although i am more brutal with my own selections now).And then i just take a look at my profile, and i smile. Thats mine i created that, WOW. They may not be the best but i see how far... continue reading
I have just got my acceptance percentage up to 80% from a low of 57% the first month or two of uploading to Dreamstime. So for anyone new my tip would be check your images carefully for blemishes and noise as a starting point and be a little selective. Now if I have any doubts about the quality I don't upload it. I'll add a couple of images from my latest uploads. Happy snapping :) continue reading
As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted.I would prefer to not waste my time on images that have no chance of being accepted due to the choice of subject.What sort of images do appeal to microstock sites like dreamstime.com?I started out by looking at the FAQ section of the site, but didn’t find the explanation offered there... continue reading
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